GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Leaves Green Circular Walk

6 miles (9.7 km)

This pleasant circular walk in Bromley explores the countryside around the village of Leaves Green. It runs for just over 6 miles with some small climbs.
On the way there's attractive common land, woodland, views of Biggin Hill airport and a visit to Down House the former home of Charles Darwin.
The walk starts from the picturesque village of Leaves Green where there's a lovely village green and pretty cottages dating from the 19th century. From here you first pick up footpaths heading to Furze Bottom in the countryside to the west of the village. You then follow footpaths north east towards Holwood Farm before turning south towards Farthing Street and the village of Downe. Here you'll find Down House where Darwin resided. The English Heritage owned house is now an interactive museum where you can learn all about his theories of evolution by natural selection.
The path then heads west past Green Hill and the West Kent Golf Course before skirting the edge of Biggin Hill Airport and returning to Leaves Green.

Leaves Green Circular Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Leaves Green Circular Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


The Kings Arms pub in Leaves Green is a Grade II listed building, dating back to the 18th century. They do good food and have a lovely large garden area for finer days. You can find the pub in the village at a postcode of BR2 6DU.

Dog Walking

The country trails make for a nice dog walk and the Kings Arms mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For alternative circular walks in the area try the Downe Circular Walk and the Cudham Circular Walk.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Bromley Walks and London Walks pages.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Leaves Green - - 1729744

Leaves Green. Two pairs of cottages at the north end of Leaves Green: on the left is Keston End and Autumn Cottage, on the right Little Stone House and Elm Cottage. The right hand building dates from the early 19th century and is grade II listed

Leaves Green - - 1729708

Leaves Green. This is Dove Cottage, with an unusual floral motif on the front.

Down House, sandwalk - - 1399185

Down House, sandwalk. This is the Sand Walk which Darwin used for his daily constitutional walk, during which he did much of his thinking about his work on natural selection and the origin of species. The Sand walk is accessed via the Vegetable Garden and runs along the south west periphery of the garden of Down House.

Downe, Down House - - 1398921

Downe, Down House

The King's Arms - - 1729724

The King's Arms - a good choice for some rest and refreshment on the walk. Located at the junction of Leaves Green Road, this grade II listed pub has stood here since at least the 18th century. The pub is very popular during the annual Biggin Hill Airshow, as its large garden backs onto the Airfield.

Fields near Downe (1) - - 1955511

Fields near Downe. A view of the lush green countryside on the route between the two villages.

GPS Files

GPX File

Leaves Green Circular Walk.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Leaves Green Circular Walk.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)